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Chronicles: 69th Regiment Armory

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  Built in 1906, the 69th Regiment Armory is the home of the 69th Regiment which was established in 1851, traditionally made-up of an all Irish Brigade with roots stretching back to the Revolutionary War and through both World Wars. The building has also serves as a sort of clubhouse for the National Guard in New York.   Over the ... Read More »

Art Interview: Scott Erickson + Houston

Blue Bayou Festival: A celebration along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, photo courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

This week, painter (and traveller) Scott Erickson takes us on an art tour of Houston, Texas. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and where over 7 million people each year visit the city’s bustling museum district.   What should we know before we go to Houston? Houston is a huge city. Most of it… let’s be ... Read More »

News: Allen Ginsberg’s Apt For Rent

Ginsberg's Apt

Today writer E.V. Grieve reports on his blog that the apartment at 437 E. 12th St., on the fourth floor, where Allen Ginsberg lived from 1975 to 1996 is up for rent; until a year ago, the apartment was occupied by Ginsberg’s partner, the poet Peter Orlovsky, who recently passed.   The real estate listing for the apartment states that ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Insane of Blackwell’s Island

Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum Octagon, 1970s

New York City holds many secrets and for many years, those secrets were held on Blackwell’s Island, now known as Roosevelt Island. Receiving little more than a footnote in the pages of history, the N.Y.C Insane A.B.C (New York City Insane Asylum Blackwell’s Island) built in 1834, was a weekly news item for the years the facility was open, from ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide To…Bumbershoot

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  Seattle’s Bumbershoot, taking place at the Seattle Center in Washington, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and has been celebrating all summer with photo contests, parties and cupcakes galore. What first began as a city-funded arts and music festival in 1971 with a budget of only $25,000, has since evolved into a multi-day event taking place each ... Read More »

News: An Extraordinary Ordinary Life

  Shot over the course of three years, on location in Sweden, Japan, Singapore, United States, South Africa, England, Chile and Argentina, using a combination of video diary, surveillance camera, concert and tour footage as well as animations, filmmakers Mikel Cee Karlsson and Fredrik Egerstrand have committed the life and struggles of one of Swedens most interesting artists José González ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Stirling, Scotland

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Known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands,’ Stirling has been an important part of Scottish history since Roman times due to it’s location at the base of the Scottish hills and its defensible crag and tail hill.   The city today is best remembered for its strategic importance in the Wars of Scottish Independence which involved freedom fighters William Wallace ... Read More »

Chronicles: Event Tomorrow in LA

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Chronicles of Old New York author James Roman will be in LA tomorrow at renowned indie bookstore Book Soup for a presentation of the history of New York as well as a signing.   The event starts at 7pm and you can rsvp on our Facebook event page here.   Unable to make it but still want James to sign ... Read More »

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